Statement on Presidential Elections Announced in Venezuela

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson February 8, 2018 Presidential Elections Announced in Venezuela The United States denounces the decision by Venezuela’s National Electoral Council to unilaterally advance presidential elections without guarantees to ensure free, fair, and internationally-validated elections.  These elections do not have the agreement of all political ...
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Criminalizing Dissent in Venezuela

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON August 30, 2017 Criminalizing Dissent in Venezuela The United States condemns the call by Venezuela’s illegitimate Constituent Assembly for trials of the political opposition, including members of the democratically-elected legislature, on charges of treason and alleged involvement in Venezuela’s economic crisis. Venezuela’s ...
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An Unequivocal Message From the People of Venezuela

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT July 17, 2017 The United States applauds the courage and determination of Venezuelans who exercised their rights to freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly in defense of their democracy on July 16. Yesterday’s vote was a massive repudiation of the proposed National ...
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The United States condemns the July 5 attack on members of the Venezuelan National Assembly

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT July 5, 2017 The United States condemns the July 5 attack on members of the Venezuelan National Assembly by armed supporters of the government of President Nicolas Maduro. This violence, perpetrated during the celebration of Venezuela’s independence, is an assault on the democratic ...
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United States Condemns Attack Outside of London Mosque

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 19, 2017 The United States strongly condemns last night’s attack that appears to have targeted Muslim worshippers in London. We extend our sympathies to the families and community of the victims and our hopes for the quick recovery of those wounded. We commend the work of ...
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Mexico City, February 22-23, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Mexico City, February 22–23, 2017. He will be joined in Mexico by U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. During their visit, the two Secretaries will meet with President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto and the Mexican ministers of Interior, Foreign Relations, Finance, National Defense, and ...
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Statement by Mark Toner, Acting Spokesperson on 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Tlatelolco

  Fifty years ago, on February 14, 1967, the Treaty of Tlatelolco opened for signature. This landmark Treaty led to the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Latin America and the Caribbean, the first agreement to prohibit nuclear weapons in a populated area. It paved the way for other similar zones that now cover 114 ...
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